Psychophysiological correlates of cognitive deficits in family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer Disease.

@article{Corra2015PsychophysiologicalCO,
  title={Psychophysiological correlates of cognitive deficits in family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer Disease.},
  author={M{\'a}rcio Silveira Corr{\^e}a and Kelem Vedovelli and Bruno Lima Giacobbo and Carlos Eduardo Bruhn de Souza and P{\^a}mela Ferrari and Irani Iracema de Lima Argimon and Julio Cesar Walz and Fl{\'a}vio Pereira Kapczinski and Elke Bromberg},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={286},
  pages={371-82}
}
BACKGROUND The progressive loss of memory and autonomy of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients, together with their characteristic behavioral and psychological symptoms, subjects their family caregivers to chronic stress. Several studies indicate that these caregivers are predisposed to cognitive impairments, but the physiological correlates of these alterations remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE Analyze the effects of chronic stress of family caregivers of AD patients on cognition, cortisol… CONTINUE READING